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Projects come in all shapes & sizes. Sometimes they are in the form of inbound requests for new marketing material, in the shape of IT implementations, or involve client-specific deliverables. Sometimes these projects are enterprise-wide transformations of processes & systems to support cross-functional initiatives and large portfolios of projects (both internal and customer-focused) along with being able to embrace the continuous change faced when new business opportunities or threats arise.

We asked Cisco Capital, Publicis Groupe and ADP for their insights and experiences on how they’ve approached their own large-scale digital transformation initiatives. Watch this video to learn more about the goals they have/had, the strategies they employed, and the lessons learned throughout the process. Helpful insights as we all start planning for 2021.

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As you’ll learn, they are all in different phases of their projects and although they each face their own unique challenges, there are also clear commonalities. All three organizations are looking to consolidate systems and processes onto centralized, core work management platform. And all three have goals to reduce costs, gain efficiencies for individual workers and increase visibility into business-critical data such as portfolio health, costs & risks.

Here’s a bit more background into our guest speakers for more context.

Aimee Shea, Director of PMO at Cisco Capital: Aimee leads the PMO which sits within the larger strategy & product development team at Cisco Capital. Cisco Capital resides within the larger finance function within Cisco, Inc. which is a separate entity and fully owned by Cisco Systems. They operate a lot like a bank and have certain regulatory expectations. Their primary function is to provide financing for Cisco customers and partners, and they do that by providing traditional financing solutions and extended payment terms in over 100 countries. You can read more about Aimee’s background and experience in this PMO Spotlight article.

Ekin Caglar, Head of Technology at Publicis Groupe: Publicis is the world’s third largest communications group. They operate hundreds of ad agencies, media agencies, and data & tech companies around the world. Their customers are the largest brands on the planet. Publicis has around 85,000 employees, and the Technology team creates software using Clarizen and SAP for all those people’s internal use.

Kyle Stockwell, Director of PMO at ADP Enterprise Learning: ADP is a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions. They help companies unite and simplify their HR payroll, talent, time, tax and benefit administration needs with innovative technologies. The Enterprise Learning division and their PMO sit within the global shared services team, which reports directly to the CEO.

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